Hans Fredrik Grøvan (KrF) is disappointed after the Storting decided to allow egg donation, assisted fertilization for single women, early ultrasound, and the blood test NIPT.
“What has happened today is what we perceive as a step towards a designed society. There will now be a completely different pressure on women who have children or have fetuses with chromosome abnormalities or other diseases,” Grøvan tells NTB.
KrF’s parliamentary leader points out that in countries with early ultrasounds, such as Denmark and Iceland, children with Down syndrome are rarely born. Grøvan is afraid that there is a group that should not feel welcome in society.
At the same time, Grøvan fears that egg donation and assisted fertilization for single women will deprive children of knowledge of their biological mother before they are 15 years old. He believes this is in violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“Knowing where you come from, we think is an important value in society,” says the KrF politician.
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